see now I disagree on that point. It still gives teams a reason to fight if they're anywhere below 4th spot. CCL is so hard to attain and let's be honest, did you all even remember we qualified for the leagues cup next season? ...Exactly, no one cares about it. So the only way to really make any teams lover than 4th care is to allow them the chance to reach playoffs.American way or not, mixing together a league and a cup is IMO just stupid.